Proposal For More House Building


Last week Perth and Kinross Council received a Proposal of Application Notice from Stewart Milne Homes.  This notice is required by PKC for all proposed “major applications” and requires that certain obligations are fulfilled before an application is put to the Council.

The area concerned is outlined in red on the attached image.

The information below is taken from PKC and details what should happen.


Proposal of Application Notice

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) must be submitted for all major applications and a link to the required form is available here.

Prospective applicants should aim to have a meaningful, proportionate engagement with those who can represent affected communities’ views. The purpose of preapplication consultation is to improve the quality of applications, mitigate negative impacts where possible, address misunderstandings, and air and deal with any community issues that can be tackled. The proposals, if adjusted, should benefit from that engagement and assist the efficient consideration of applications once submitted.

Please note that the PAN Application Form must include the date and location of the proposed consultation event and is not to be held earlier than 7 days after the date and place of such an event has been published in the local newspaper.

A period of at least 12 weeks must elapse between serving the notice on the planning authority and the submission of the planning application.


The Proposal of Application Notice currently with Perth and Kinross Council states that a public exhibition will be held on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December.  The venue is to be confirmed but was said to be the Aytoun Hall.  It is also states that a notice will be placed in The Courier at least 7 days prior to the exhibition.

The Auchterarder and District Community Council will be asked their thoughts on this proposal. Unfortunately, due to there being no meeting in December, it may well be too late by the meeting at the end of January.  If you would like to put your views forward and ask the Community Council to comment, then the meeting on 30th November would be the best time to let them know.

This development will be quite considerable and bring in many new residents to Auchterarder, as will the one next to it.  It would be nice to think that Auchterarder would gain some infrastructure benefits whilst this construction is going on rather than having to wait until it is almost complete.


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